It Evades Me

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It sits tastelessly on my tongue

Ephemerally unformed

It escapes me

Hidden in recesses of my memory

Teasing and testing my patience

Rendering me lost in mid-sentence

A, B, C . . . X, Y, Z


Hoping cerebral recollection of characters


The intangible from my brain


It just won’t come

It escapes me again

Oh, how annoying

It was just there recently

Fingers tapping, eyes squinting

Furrowed brow

Distractions and musings

Hoping the misplaced will appear


It doesn’t

Frustrated, I opt for the equivalent

Bold and highlighted bright yellow

To be revisited when

That elusive word slips from my tongue . . .

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. eddaz says:

    Hi Denise, I nominated you for an award, you are not obligated to participate but hope you accept it because I find your blog highly inspiring and unique.

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    1. Eddaz, I missed this but will post it today. Another crazy week. Thank you again!!!

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      1. eddaz says:

        Lol. That’s fine. Thanks for accepting.

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      2. Thanks for nominating me again!!

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      3. eddaz says:

        You are welcome.


    1. Thank you for posting all the wonderful blogs on Elusive and for including mine. I love them all. What a great way to discovery other sites I might have overlooked.


  2. Imani says:

    You really are a great writer 🙂


    1. Imani, thank you. I’ve never really been one to write poetry, mostly novels and short stories. The daily prompts are giving me a chance to be a little creative. I must say I also enjoy your post. So deep and meaningful!

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      1. Imani says:

        I never try the prompts but maybe I will 🙂 Fiction is also not something I ever even try. It’s good to challenge yourself. I need to swear less when I write and use proper words like you do 🙂 I like your blog design too. Mutual appreciation society 😀


      2. Hahaha! We need support in the blog world. Don’t stop swearing. It shows the depth of your emotion. It’s your space to express you, so do it the way you have to. I need to swear a little more. 🙂

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      3. Imani says:

        Haha, more fucking swearing. I’ll teach you how 👍 The English Language is so pretty, but swearing has more immediate impact I guess. I’m a highly emotional soul, so my words reflect that intensity, that’s what I’ll tell myself anyway ❤ 💛

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  3. Ha! There you go! You can teach me, but I may not be as brave. 🙂


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